Civil Contractors Federation (CCF), the peak body representing the Civil Construction industry has mobilised to provide support to students and employers affected by the placement of Careers Australia into voluntary administration.  Careers Australia stood down 1,000 staff members and cancelled classes for 15,000 students effective 25 May 2017.

In a statement, Adrian Kent (General Manager Training Services) expressed the Federation’s concerns.  “We are deeply concerned about the impact these events can have on a student’s ability to continue their study in a focused and stable environment.  Additionally we are aware of the impacts this event could have on our industry employers who may have trainees and apprentices studying with Careers Australia.”

Students have been told all work placements, apprenticeships and traineeships are now suspended.

“Civil Contractors Federation through our training services division Civil Train (RTO #5708), have offered our support to administrators David McEvoy and Martin Ford of PPB Advisory, and we are willing and eager to work with government, employers and students and other training industry parties to coordinate the transition and recommencement of students studying in our field.  We remain resolute in our commitment to advocating for and delivering quality, compliant, industry relevant training,” he said.

Civil Contractors Federation Queensland is putting the call out to students and employers who have been adversely impacted by the suspension to offer guidance and discuss options, including the possibility of recommencement via alternative Registered Training Organisations.

 Adrian Kent is available for further comment.

Please phone 0429 232 710 or email akent@ccfqld.com